Open Positions

Graduate Students
We are welcoming graduate students to rotate through the laboratory. Dr. Matson is a trainer in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP), Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB), and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP) graduate programs. The lab’s philosophy for trainees is one of exploration, support, and graduated responsibility. Trainees can expect to be part of a fun and dynamic group with multiple ongoing projects (see Research page). Along with asking rigorous basic biological questions, trainees will have the opportunity to get involved with clinical research projects utilizing patient tissue samples as part of our never-ending efforts to move our discoveries into the clinic. Our goal is for trainees to leave the lab at least as excited about science as they were when they joined, and to have developed an exceptional scientific foundation that will prepare them for success in their chosen career and make them competitive for future positions in academia, industry, government, or wherever their interests take them.

Undergraduate Students
The lab is always interested in meeting with undergraduates who are seeking out a research experience as part of their studies. Undergraduates in the lab have achieved significant success with their projects and have received university research awards such as the Sophomore Research Fellowship. Typically, undergraduates can expect to spend at least a semester in the laboratory with the goal of achieving familiarity with laboratory operations, learning how scientific hypotheses are tested in the lab through the design and execution of experiments, and contributing to ongoing projects in the laboratory. Students may then have the opportunity to pursue an independent project in the laboratory as their studies permit.